Have You Gotten Your 2019 Summer Camp Guide?—Great Parenting and Advice Articles


YMCA at Glen Cove Will Offer New Experiences This Summer

YMCA at Glen Cove Will Offer New Experiences This Summer

A convention in Orlando gave Peter Foster, the executive director of YMCA Glen Cove, several ideas to make the Y’s summer camps better this year, including a Ninja Warrior inflatable, competitive obstacle course, and an ice-skating rink where kids ...

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New Programs and Attractions Come to Kenwal Day Camp This Summer

New Programs and Attractions Come to Kenwal Day Camp This Summer

Kenwal Day Camp in Melville is adding some new and exciting features to its roster this summer: a coding and robotics program in partnership with Sylvan Learning, a kid-friendly amusement ride called Turtle Train, and additional day trips for campe...

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Knox School Summer Adventures Introduces New Classes for 4-Year-Olds and a Disc Golf Course

Knox School Summer Adventures Introduces New Classes for 4-Year-Olds and a Disc Golf Course

This summer, Knox School Summer Adventures, a day camp in St. James serving children ages 4-16, is welcoming a new age division to join their camp community. Children who are 4 years old by June 1 and are completely potty-trained are invited to joi...

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STEAM Program Expands at Thomas School of Horsemanship Summer Day Camp

STEAM Program Expands at Thomas School of Horsemanship Summer Day Camp

This summer, Thomas School of Horsemanship’s Summer Day Camp expands its STEAM program to get campers disconnected from technology and to think about creative ways to get things accomplished. The 2019 camp season begins in July and STEAM will be av...

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Pierce Country Day Camp Partners with Private Prep Tutoring This Summer

Pierce Country Day Camp Partners with Private Prep Tutoring This Summer

This summer, Pierce Country Day Camp in Roslyn extends its activity selection to include one-on-one tutoring sessions from Private Prep. Up to three times during the regular camp week, children will be tutored in the subject of the families choosin...

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Samuel Field Y and Central Queens Y Merge to Become Commonpoint Queens

Samuel Field Y and Central Queens Y Merge to Become Commonpoint Queens

Samuel Field Y and Central Queens Y officially joined forces in December 2018 to share resources and to invest stronger outreach efforts across the entire Queens community. The merge has allowed the two organizations to collaborate on planning acro...

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Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool Opens in Dumbo and West Village

Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool Opens in Dumbo and West Village

Bright Horizons, a daycare and early education center, opened a Manhattan location in West Village in January and a Brooklyn location in Dumbo in February. Both locations offer state-of-the-art facilities that include indoor play spaces to keep chi...

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The Jewish Education Project Partners with Music Together of Nyack for New Sing Shalom Classes

The Jewish Education Project Partners with Music Together of Nyack for New Sing Shalom Classes

The Jewish Education Project is partnering with Music Together LLC to create a Jewish version of its high-quality, renowned music education program called Music Together Sing Shalom. The class will incorporate Jewish music and songs into the regula...

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Sky Zone Deer Park Debuts 90-Day Pass

Sky Zone Deer Park Debuts 90-Day Pass

Sky Zone Deer Park has offered seasonal passes before, but starting this April, it’s new 90-day pass offers jumping-obsessed kids, weekend jumpers, and people who just love Sky Zone the opportunity to jump as much as they want within a 3-month peri...

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The Learnatory Plans Move to St. Joseph’s College and Adds Courses

The Learnatory Plans Move to St. Joseph’s College and Adds Courses

Students who want to explore fascinating, high-level subjects outside of the classroom have been heading to the Learnatory in Clinton Hill for three years. Now, thanks to St. Joseph’s College, Learnatory students will be able to use state-of-the-ar...

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Sedation-Based Pediatric Dental Practice Opens in Huntington

Sedation-Based Pediatric Dental Practice Opens in Huntington

The Tooth Pillow Dentistry, a team of pediatric dentists and dental anesthesiologists, opened in Huntington in December 2018. The practice accepts referrals for patients requiring IV sedation for dental treatment. The team treats a wide variety of ...

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Hillcrest Jewish Center Day Camp in Flushing Adds Online Registration, Drone Program

Hillcrest Jewish Center Day Camp in Flushing Adds Online Registration, Drone Program

Hillcrest Jewish Center Day Camp in Flushing added an online registration portal to its website in February to make camp registration more efficient for parents, to waste less paper, and to give parents the ability to change details within the acco...

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The Rock Club at Pine Brook Fitness Offers New 'Rock 'n Roll' Party Package

The Rock Club at Pine Brook Fitness Offers New 'Rock 'n Roll' Party Package

The Rock Club of Pine Brook Fitness in New Rochelle is now offering the "Rock 'n Roll" party package, a 2-hour birthday party event for children allowing for up to 15 kids. One of New York's premier rock-climbing gyms since 2007, The Rock Club boas...

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Challenge Camp in Hartsdale is Offering More than 40 New Classes This Summer

Challenge Camp in Hartsdale is Offering More than 40 New Classes This Summer

This summer, Challenge Camp in Hartsdale will offer 40 new classes to kids ages 4-15, bulking up their repertoire with offerings that cater to each child's unique passions. Camps will be held in 3- and 4-week sessions. Challenge Camp has been aroun...

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Studio B Dance Center Introduces 'Camp Jojo' Spring Break Day Camps

Studio B Dance Center Introduces 'Camp Jojo' Spring Break Day Camps

This April, Studio B Dance Center is condensing its popular drop-in summer camps into drop-in spring break camps: Rainbows and Unicorns camp and Camp Jojo. Rainbows and Unicorns (ages 3-5) will feature pre-ballet, creative movement, jazz, and hip h...

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New Imaginarium STEM Space Introduced at St. Dominic's Elementary and Middle Schools

New Imaginarium STEM Space Introduced at St. Dominic's Elementary and Middle Schools

St. Dominic Elementary and Middle School in Oyster Bay created a new Imaginarium space or students to use as part of the district's STEM program. The space opened to middle school students in Sept. 2018 and is slated to open to elementary school st...

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Saf-T-Swim Opens Its Thirteenth Long Island Location in Melville

Saf-T-Swim Opens Its Thirteenth Long Island Location in Melville

Saf-T-Swim Swim School of Long Island opened its thirteenth Long Island location in Melville in the fall, continuing on the course to provide both kids and adults alike with fun, safe, and attentive swimming instruction. Jim Hazen, owner of Saf-T-S...

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Kids Country Day Camp in Mount Sinai Introduces Summer 2019 Activities and Theme

Kids Country Day Camp in Mount Sinai Introduces Summer 2019 Activities and Theme

Campers at Kids Country Day Camp in Mount Sinai will jump into their favorite shows this summer with the 2019 theme of 'Summer SHOWdown.' In addition to traditional summer activities and traditions, the camp will feature eight popular shows, one fo...

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The Waldorf School of Garden City Begins Spring Semester of Parent and Child Classes

The Waldorf School of Garden City Begins Spring Semester of Parent and Child Classes

The Waldorf School of Garden City will begin its Spring semester of parent and child classes the week of March 18 and will run to mid-June. Designed for kids ages 1-2, these classes are available every day Monday through Saturday. The weekday class...

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Brooklyn Amity School to Offer PreK-3 Program, Add to UPK Program

Brooklyn Amity School to Offer PreK-3 Program, Add to UPK Program

Brooklyn Amity School, a private collage preparatory school in Sheepshead Bay, will add programs to its current UPK program as well as add a tuition-based PreK-3 Program in September. In August 2018, Principal and Head of School John Amelio joined ...

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Baby & Me Classes Now Offered at Daniel's Music Foundation

Baby & Me Classes Now Offered at Daniel's Music Foundation

As of January, Daniel's Music Foundation (DMF), an East Harlem music center, is offering two Baby & Me Classes: Rock By Baby for children ages newborn to 1 and Tots Rattle & Roll for children ages ages 1-2 ½. The NYC children's music center welcome...

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The Windsor School Introduces New Interdisciplinary Elective Classes Including an American Pop Culture Class

The Windsor School Introduces New Interdisciplinary Elective Classes Including an American Pop Culture Class

This past fall, students at The Windsor School were given the opportunity to take an elective in American Pop Culture that covered American culture and how it has changed over the decades of the 20th Century, from fashion and movies, to automobiles...

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Hofstra University’s Saturday Classes for Young People Brings Back Internet of Things Class

Hofstra University’s Saturday Classes for Young People Brings Back Internet of Things Class

Hofstra University’s Saturday Classes for Young People will bring back the Internet of Things class this Spring with new activities. This eight-session class, running from March 3-May 18, is structured through discussions and exercises that become ...

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Metrokids Preschool Opens in Bayside

Metrokids Preschool Opens in Bayside

Metrokids Preschool has opened a new location in Bayside. The school, which has locations throughout New York City, will officially open March 1 and is for children ages 3 months to 5 years old. The Queens preschool follows a creative curriculum th...

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Beth Shalom v'Emeth Reform Temple Introduces Membership Passover Workshop

Beth Shalom v'Emeth Reform Temple Introduces Membership Passover Workshop

This March, Beth Shalom v'Emeth Reform Temple in Brooklyn is introducing new workshops on how to feel empowered to lead your Passover celebration, or Seder. The classes will focus on what is important about the ceremony, how one can shorten it if n...

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Brooklyn Girl Scout Creates Partnership Between Curvebreakers Test Prep and Bishop Kearney High School

Brooklyn Girl Scout Creates Partnership Between Curvebreakers Test Prep and Bishop Kearney High School

Grace Aluisa, now a senior at Bishop Kearney High School in Brooklyn, is an accomplished young person. One of the top-performing academic students in her class, Grace has also reached the highest level within the Girl Scouts organization as a Girl ...

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Vicki's Dance Studio Adds Two Specialty Classes to Summer Schedule

Vicki's Dance Studio Adds Two Specialty Classes to Summer Schedule

Vicki’s Dance Studio in New City is adding two new specialty classes to its roster this summer: Technique, Conditioning, and Strengthening, and Tumbling, Turns, and Tricks. Both classes are slated to be offered June 24-Aug. 23. Vicki's Dance Studio...

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Andersons Larchmont Opens a Community Room for Neighborhood Events

Andersons Larchmont Opens a Community Room for Neighborhood Events

Andersons Larchmont, a book and gift store in Larchmont, recently opened a new community room designed to encourage camaraderie among neighborhood residents. The room, which celebrated its opening with a Halloween party for the community on Oct. 26...

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Palisades Climb Adventure Adds Climbing Structures to Practice Balance and Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Palisades Climb Adventure Adds Climbing Structures to Practice Balance and Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Palisades Climb Adventure in West Nyack is on track to open two new climbing features to the public by President's Day. The family-friendly venue in Rockland County will be adding two "walk the plank" balance tests. One of the structures will be 90...

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Director of and Actors from 'I Learn America' Visit Buckley Country Day School

Director of and Actors from 'I Learn America' Visit Buckley Country Day School

Jean-Michel Dissard, the director of I Learn America, as well as two actors from the documentary, Sing and Brandon, visited the Buckley Country Day School for a full-day workshop with sixth graders. The visit to the Roslyn school was on Nov. 28, a...

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Holy Child Academy Welcomes New Head of School

Holy Child Academy Welcomes New Head of School

Art Viscusi joined Holy Child Academy's faculty on July 1 with 22 years experience in education. He oversees the daily operations, finances, and curriculum at the school, which welcomes children into toddler classes through 8th grade. Viscusi and t...

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Park Shore Country Day Camp to Offer New Cooking and Science Programs This Summer

Park Shore Country Day Camp to Offer New Cooking and Science Programs This Summer

With its eyes set on summer, Park Shore Country Day Camp in Dix Hills is already planning an array of new programs and offerings. The summer will kick off with its first ever Cooking With Stars program led by former producer for The Today Show, Che...

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Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts to Offer New Creative Writing Minor and Ensemble Music Classes

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts to Offer New Creative Writing Minor and Ensemble Music Classes

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts in Wheatley Heights will offer a new minor in the creative writing department, "Performance, Poetry, and Podcasting," this summer as well as a new theater class and new, small ensemble classes through the music depart...

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Goldfish Swim School Opens in Centereach

Goldfish Swim School Opens in Centereach

Goldfish Swim School, a national franchise, opened in Centereach last month. Classes began Jan. 9. Jake Atchoo, the Area Manager for the Centereach location, saw a need for a premium swim school and lessons in the Long Island community, particularl...

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RIOULT Dance Center Expands Class Schedule

RIOULT Dance Center Expands Class Schedule

RIOULT Dance Center opened in Astoria last fall, creating a home for the RIOULT Dance Company which was established almost 25 years ago and fulfilled the dream of Pascal Rioult, founder of the company. The next session of classes for children will ...

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Bilingual Birdies Opens in Little Neck, Plans to Open on Long Island

Bilingual Birdies Opens in Little Neck, Plans to Open on Long Island

Bilingual Birdies has expanded to Queens, specifically in Little Neck, and plans to open a Long Island location at some point early this year. The Little Neck location officially opened on Feb. 3 and began classes.

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Oasis Day Camp Launches New Preschool Summer Camp Program

Oasis Day Camp Launches New Preschool Summer Camp Program

This July, Oasis Day Camp on the Upper West Side will offer a new summer program for children ages 3-5 who have not been in school yet. The NYC camp will give children an opportunity to swim three times a week, take introductory sports classes incl...

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Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts Now Offering Uniquely U Scholarship

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts Now Offering Uniquely U Scholarship

Calling all artists! Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts is now accepting applications for its Uniquely U scholarship. Open for kids ages 7-18 and in grades 2-12 currently residing in New York City, Southern Westchester, or Long Island, this scholarship...

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JEI's 2019 Math Olympiad Features New Prizes and Registration Rules

JEI's 2019 Math Olympiad Features New Prizes and Registration Rules

For JEI's 2019 Math Olympiad, a national mathematic competition for students in grades 1-8, they will be unveiling a few changes. First, only current or former JEI students are allowed to compete, while in previous years the competition was open to...

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Iona College Begins Renovations to LaPenta School of Business and Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship

Iona College Begins Renovations to LaPenta School of Business and Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship

Iona College in New Rochelle began construction on The LaPenta School of Business and Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation this past December. Construction on the two new buildings in the Westchester business school is expected to be...

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Romp n' Roll in Orangeburg Introduces New Classes in February

Romp n' Roll in Orangeburg Introduces New Classes in February

This February, Romp n Roll in Orangeburg will be offering two new classes: Silly Science and Crayons to Canvas. Both classes are one-hour long and are geared toward children ages 3-5.

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New Beginning Tumbling Classes to Begin in February at Steffi Nossen School of Dance

New Beginning Tumbling Classes to Begin in February at Steffi Nossen School of Dance

The Steffi Nossen School of Dance in White Plains is slated to offer its new Beginning Tumbling classes during its spring semester from Feb. 7 to May 23. Held on Thursdays from 4pm-5pm, these classes are designed for kids in kindergarten through gr...

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New iTero Scanner Reduces Discomfort for Patients at Valley Pediatric Dentistry

New iTero Scanner Reduces Discomfort for Patients at Valley Pediatric Dentistry

In November 2018, Valley Pediatric Dentistry in Jefferson Valley added a new smile-weapon to its arsenal: an iTero Scanner. Described by resident orthodontist Tamara Kroboth, DDS as a game changer, this wand-like instrument scans the surface of the...

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SENSE-sational FUN-damentals Occupational Therapy Offers Enrichment Classes in Armonk and Chappaqua

SENSE-sational FUN-damentals Occupational Therapy Offers Enrichment Classes in Armonk and Chappaqua

SENSE-sational FUN-damentals is now offering classes in Armonk and Chappaqua, with a goal to help children ages 3-6 develop skills for future success. It was created by Kristin Ciorra MS, OTR/L, a mother of three children and occupational therapist...

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Hofstra Summer Camps' Winter Baseball Clinic Will Introduce MLB Flight Technologies

Hofstra Summer Camps' Winter Baseball Clinic Will Introduce MLB Flight Technologies

The new season of Hofstra Summer Camps 2019 Winter Baseball Clinic is teeing off with a twist this month. The clinic, based in Uniondale, is adding the use of baseball analytics to its roster of fun this year. It will now offer Rapsodo Baseball and...

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The Diocese of Rockville Centre is Partnering with Rosetta Stone for New Language Program

The Diocese of Rockville Centre is Partnering with Rosetta Stone for New Language Program

In September ten Catholic schools under the Dioceses of Rockville Centre began working with Rosetta Stone to provide more language learning options. Students now have the opportunity to choose between six languages, Spanish, French, German, Polish,...

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Camp W Plans a Variety of New Programs for Summer 2019

Camp W Plans a Variety of New Programs for Summer 2019

To kick off its fifth year, Camp W is going all out with an exciting array of new features and programs that are sure to reign in the summer in style. Located in Melville, New York, Camp W is an eight-week day camp committed to providing a safe, fu...

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As You Wish Parties Moves to Merrick

As You Wish Parties Moves to Merrick

As You Wish, a children’s party center in Nassau County, has moved to a new location in Merrick. Formerly based in Bellmore, the center hosted its first party in Merrick on January 5. The new venue offers a larger party space that adds an addition...

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Great South Bay YMCA Debuts Boga Fit Classes

Great South Bay YMCA Debuts Boga Fit Classes

Great South Bay YMCA debuted its Boga Fit classses this October. Boga Fit is a combination of yoga, pilates, and conditioning that is conducted on Boga Fit Mats, aquatic floating fitness mats, suspended in a swimming pool. The Boga board is halfway...

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The Galli Theater Debuts 'Puss in Boots' This Spring

The Galli Theater Debuts 'Puss in Boots' This Spring

Puss in Boots is making its debut show at the New York City Galli Theater in the Spring of 2019. The show will run March 16, 17, 23, and 24 and 2pm. The show, along with the other fairytale productions Galli Theater puts on, aims to teach children ...

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